Karen mentioned that she “loved” Manguso’s work so that was enough for me.
Her new book Ongoing: The End of A Diary was released yesterday.
This slim 144-page book is a gem. I’m trying to find the right adjective(s).
Here’s a snippet:
To write a diary is to make a series of choices about what to omit, what to forget. A memorable sandwich, an unmemorable flight of stairs. A memorable bit of conversation surrounded by chatter that no one records.